Adventure film-maker Ellie Green is running 180 miles in August for The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust. Eight weeks ago, Ellie and her husband Matt, faced the devastating news of an ectopic pregnancy. They lost their baby and Ellie had a fallopian tube removed.
Now she is keen to raise funds for the charity and increase awareness of ectopic pregnancy. The 180 miles represents the stark statistic that 1 in 80 pregnancies are ectopic.
Ellie and Matt are founders of the acclaimed adventure film company Summit Fever Media.
Ellie said: “I am now in a place in terms of my health where I can take on a fundraiser and so I will be running 180 miles this month.
“The aim is to make more people aware of ectopic pregnancies and to help raise money for a charity that has been fundamental to our recovery.”
Ellie describes how the ectopic pregnancy affected her. She said: “Within a few hours of my six-week scan at the Early Pregnancy Unit, I was in surgery to have a partially ruptured fallopian tube removed. I was bleeding into my stomach and in a huge amount of pain.
“It was a terrifying experience that left us with so many concerns, questions and feelings of confusion and guilt. In a time when Covid affected visits to the GP, the Ectopic Pregnancy Trust became a little lifeline.
“I had been advised to turn to the Ectopic Pregnancy Trust in the aftermath, for guidance and support, and I can’t thank them enough for their help.
“I had no idea before the pregnancy the number that could be ectopic and that, if not diagnosed, it can be life threatening.
“It’s so important to know the signs and symptoms and to not be scared to get yourself checked if in doubt.”
Ellie has a target of £1000 but if she can raise more she will be delighted. See Just Giving to donate.